I am thrilled to be invited as the guest designer for White With 1 for November, with cozy inspiration coming from a Caramel Latte mood board.
I started Scrapbooking when my first grandchild was born and she will soon be celebrating her 18th birthday, how time flies when you're scrapping! I now have five gorgeous grandchildren and so have lots of inspiration to keep me going. My daughters keep me supplied with a plethora of delightful photos that seem to fit all scenarios.
I have seen a lot of changes in Scrapbooking since I started, not only in styles but also in materials and techniques, but it is still nice to find old papers and embellishments and mix them with exciting new pieces. I wouldn't describe myself as having any particular dominant style, instead preferring to just go with what I love at the time and having fun exploring new techniques that I would like to try.
Excited to be here at White with 1 as the guest designer for October - thanks for having me :)
I've been scrapping on and off since the early 2000's when my two adult daughters were much younger! I work full-time in government but with an empty nest I find plenty of time for crafting! I hadn't scrapped for a quite few years until recently when I was inspired by several of my scrapping friends who were busy creating during the pandemic!
I love the lifelong friendships I've made through scrapbooking. I have enjoyed some wonderful times with these women from all over Australia. They feature in the layouts I'm sharing with you this month! Preserving memories for future generations is a wonderful side benefit of scrapbooking! While I think my scrapping style is pretty vanilla, I do prefer bright colours.
If you visit my Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/scrapmanda/) you'll see my other crafty love - hooking with yarn (crochet).
Karen Jarman (Australia)
I started scrapping in 2007, ( can’t believe it has been that long!) I have met the most amazing women along the way and have made lifelong friendships. My drive to scrap is not about preserving memories although that is the bi-product I scrap for me and the enjoyment of actually making something arty. My style has change over the years, where once I never touched mixed media I now pretty much have some sort of mixed media on every layout. My latest favourite thing is using cut files, yep I am a little late to the party but I love them!
I would love for you to pop over to my Instagram here –
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I enjoy sharing my scrapping creations online with like-minded people. Scrap challenges motivate me and give me focus. My favourite techniques are machine stitching and doodling, and you'll usually see one or the other on my pages. If you take a peek at my blog you can see my current and previous creations.